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“Style over content.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Manhattan

Cafe Manhattan
Ranked #331 of 1 135 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Style over content.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly it was possibly one of the busiest Friday's of the year for this restaurant, but the poor, extremely slow and negligent service contributed to this unpleasant experience. Unfortunately the funky atmosphere could not compensate. If the food had been especially good it may have made the experience more tolerable, however the calamari and feta starter had too much chilli in it for no particular reason that overpowered the dish. The falafel burgers were as one would expect. Ultimately left having had a unpleasant experience.

Visited March 2017
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Menu changed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Manhattan a few times and recently they changed the menu. Ordered a platter for two, and it was definitely not enough for two and not worth the R120.

Visited March 2017
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2 Thank eleneb2017
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice bar/'restaurant in very nice neighbourhood De Waterkant. Also with very good looking waiters ;-) Very friendly
And the steak is very good.
Nice bar

Visited March 2017
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Thank trillkopio
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Switzerland
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good vibes and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool atmosphere, very friendly service though chaotic at times.
You will love the atmosphere of a mixed crowd. Fun music and vibes
Good food quality: charred fillet is awesome.
Cocktails could be better but we did not mind as we felt good there!
Definitely a place to go back to especially to start up a party night!

Visited February 2017
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Thank NikoleNiak
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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183 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Meet the local six packs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is a crowded and vibrant place in Cape Town's Waterkant district where you can meet the local LGBT community (and tourist). Ambience is good, service comes with a smile, but the food and drinks are over priced. Read the other reviews in Tripadvisor. You'll love it, or you'll hate it.

Visited February 2017
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Thank Vanamstel
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